What We Wore: Inspiration

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My friend Kim sent me this link from the blog Oh Happy Day! With a daughter whose hair cut we call “The Anna,” it seemed like a perfect choice to have her dress up as Anna Wintour for Halloween. Emerson and I thought it would be fun to dress up together, so I brushed out a Glinda wig, put on my black comfort sandals and my darkest lipstick to be Grace Coddington.

Things I learned from this experience:

  • Bloggers must bribe their children to do all the adorable shoots that they do. We used M&Ms and even so these are the best pictures we could get in the couple of minutes before it stopped being silly fun for Emerson and became work.
  • It’s hard to be a soft curvy woman and dress up like a slim wirey one. I just look like Old Mother Hubbard with a bad dye job!
  • Wigs are HOT!
  • I don't seem to own a single pair of big plastic sunglasses.  These are old scratched ones and I colored the silver parts black with a Sharpie.
  • Emerson can’t make a “mean” face no matter hard she tries, and she really tried. She saw pictures of Anna Wintour on Google Images and was excited to pretend to be the “fashion lady” and do her stern face, but a happy four year old can only look so stern before she falls into a fit of giggles!
Happy Halloween everyone!


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  1. Barbara
    November 5, 2013 / 3:53 am

    “Adorable” is a word that just doesn’t go with Anna Wintour….so I thought. Bur it’s the only word I can find to describe your little fashion lady 🙂 So so so darn cute and ADORABLE!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. November 3, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing. You two are darling together!!

  3. EmilyD
    November 3, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    I am DYING!!!!

  4. Liss
    November 2, 2013 / 10:58 pm

    Brilliant costume! The puckered smile makes it even more perfect

  5. November 1, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    You both look adorable! I would have screamed in delight if I had opened the door to find Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington standing there!

  6. November 1, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    These photos are AMAZING. I love them!

  7. NeenaJ
    November 1, 2013 / 2:16 pm

    Love, love, love this!! Little “Anna” is adorable. And, why aren’t you a redhead in real life? It looks amazing on you.

    • November 1, 2013 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you so much, but you wouldn’t imagine how much pale makeup I have on to look like The Cod! And the brows were hidden under concealer. I was a redhead before in high school and college and while I can pull it off, it requires a lot of makeup and only wearing certain colors to not look like death warmed over 🙂

  8. Alex
    November 1, 2013 / 10:43 am

    BEST. POST. EVER. You two are just so, so delightful.

  9. colleen
    November 1, 2013 / 10:26 am

    Wonderful! You both look amazing.

  10. DKNY
    November 1, 2013 / 8:44 am

    fantastic! love this!

  11. Bernie
    November 1, 2013 / 7:14 am

    Just brilliant!

  12. Diana
    November 1, 2013 / 6:52 am

    This was awesome! Emerson makes a very cute Anna

  13. November 1, 2013 / 6:41 am

    Amazing!!! You ladies look so great.

  14. A Dee
    November 1, 2013 / 1:45 am

    What a great idea! Emerson is an adorable Anna. You both look great!

  15. alice
    November 1, 2013 / 12:08 am

    Ahhhhhh!!! I knew exactly who you guys were, I love this so much! Adorbs.

  16. Starlit Nights
    October 31, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    This is so cute and creative! Hope you and Emerson had a fun Halloween!

  17. One Chicklette
    October 31, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    So cute! Well done.

  18. Ginger
    October 31, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    Best costumes yet!

  19. Patricia Jernigan
    October 31, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    Emerson is amazingly ADORABLE! She is a dead ringer for Anna…minus the mean mug! Great job you two!

  20. Lynne DeVenny
    October 31, 2013 / 7:03 pm

    Totes adorbs!

  21. Wendy
    October 31, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    Love it!!! Emerson is too cute, lol!

  22. Karen in Paris
    October 31, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    LOVE!!! This is just the best! You two totally made my Halloween.

  23. October 31, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    These are awesome, awesome costumes. So funny and you both look great!

  24. N. L.
    October 31, 2013 / 4:52 pm

    Just EFF-ing brilliant. You ROCK!!

  25. Dee
    October 31, 2013 / 4:46 pm

    Awesome! I love the second picture – she is trying her hardest to be fierce!

  26. Sadie von Scrumptious
    October 31, 2013 / 4:12 pm

    You both look wonderful! And you look really good as a redhead, too!

  27. Danielle
    October 31, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    O.M. Freakin G!! This is Awesome!! You two are adorable.

  28. Une femme
    October 31, 2013 / 2:29 pm

    Oh, brilliant!!!

  29. Julie
    October 31, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

  30. Monica
    October 31, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I knew exactly who you were as soon as I saw you. And Emerson is totally rocking the Anna Wintour look!! This makes me so happy!!

  31. October 31, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    You look GREAT. I knew exactly who both of you were right away.

  32. Michelle...
    October 31, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    OMG. This is so awesome. Emerson is a star!

  33. Jenna
    October 31, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    aww, you all are adorable and its clear that you love each other very much 🙂

  34. Caitlin Cress
    October 31, 2013 / 1:57 pm


  35. SE
    October 31, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    This has got to be the cutest Halloween get up I have ever seen! Emerson and her “stern” look is priceless! And you make a great Grace! Love this!

  36. Cornelia
    October 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    Emerson makes a great Anna! Love her hair and dress!

  37. Lorena Lorena
    October 31, 2013 / 1:16 pm

    Oh you’ve made me smile !! how very cute and i totally knew who you both were.

  38. October 31, 2013 / 12:47 pm

    Best costumes ever!!!!!

  39. Karen
    October 31, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    Too funny!!! (I knew right away)

  40. October 31, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    LOL! I was looking for pictures of Anna Wintour smiling earlier, and it was tough. So no wonder Emerson had a hard time staying so stern and NOT giggling – it’s tough business! Only for the toughest and meanest!

    Y’all look so, so great though. This is just darling.

  41. Sonia
    October 31, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Emerson’s costume is even than Mommy’s! I KNEW who she was right away! A-dorable!!

  42. Kathy
    October 31, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    This is awesome!!

  43. October 31, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing ever! She’s a perfect Anna and I’m sure she had fun dressing so fancy! And you look awesome too! Just like “The Cod!”

  44. October 31, 2013 / 11:39 am

    this is absolutely adorable. your daughter is so cute! have fun tonight with your fam!

  45. October 31, 2013 / 11:36 am

    Adorable I think Emerson wins for best costume this year!

  46. Ruth Barzel
    October 31, 2013 / 11:23 am

    This is seriously the most adorable thing I have ever seen!

  47. October 31, 2013 / 11:21 am

    I love this. Absolutely love this.

  48. Laurie
    October 31, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Brilliant! Thanks for the smiles to go with my coffee!

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